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Social studies 1920's
Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first female governor (Wyoming) in the United States. Twelve days later, Ma Ferguson becomes first female governor of Texas.
Frank Heath and his horse Gypsy Queen leaves Washington, D.C. to begin a two-year journey to visit all 48 states.
The Ku Klux Klan, the largest fraternal organization in the United States, demonstrates its popularity by holding a parade with an estimated 30,000-35,000 marchers in Washington DC
The first commercial air route to South Africa is established by Alan Cobham.
Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality, in the event of an attack on the other by a third party, for the next five years
The United States Numbered Highway System, including U.S. Route 66, is established.
The Cristero War erupts in Mexico, when Catholic rebels attack the government, which had placed heavy restrictions on the Catholic Church
A diamond rush in South Africa includes trained athletes, who have been hired by major companies to stake claims.
The Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration (FDIA) is established as a United States federal agency
The OGPU arrests Leon Trotsky in Moscow; he assumes a status of passive resistance
Leon Trotsky is exiled to Alma-Ata
Passage of the Representation of the People Act in the United Kingdom lowers the voting age for women from 30 to 21, giving them equal suffrage with men on July 2
Joseph Stalin launches the first five-year plan (1928–1932); the average nonfarm wage falls by 50% in the Soviet Union
The longest bridge in the world at this time, the San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge, opens
The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 or the Great Crash, is the stock market crash that occurred in late October, 1929. It started on October 24 ("Black Thursday") and continued until October 29, 1929 ("Black Tuesday"), when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed.
The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires
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